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271. Eaten in the Mediterranean countries, northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they assumed it had poisonous properties because of its relationship to deadly nightshade.
(A) northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they
(B) northern Europeans were suspicious of the tomato, and they
(C) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, who
(D) the tomato was suspicious to northern Europeans, and it was
(E) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, it being

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06 Jan 2008, 21:28
A.Haung wrote:
271. Eaten in the Mediterranean countries, northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they assumed it had poisonous properties because of its relationship to deadly nightshade.
(A) northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they
(B) northern Europeans were suspicious of the tomato, and they
(C) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, who
(D) the tomato was suspicious to northern Europeans, and it was
(E) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, it being

AB out b/c wrong modifier.

D: and it was is wordy and doesnt really add anything, its also unclear who assumed it had poisonous properties.
E: use of being is not needed.

C

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06 May 2011, 09:46
IMO - C
A & B: They.. ???????
C: Correct - who refers to European.
D: the tomato was suspicious [highlight]to[/highlight]northern Europeans, and it was - Wrong.
E: 'being' - do we need this here ?

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18 May 2011, 06:39
IMO C

this construction is wrong :Europeans were suspicious of the tomato

one cannot be suspicious of non living thing. you can be suspicious of human or living animal but not tomato or non-living thing.

other choices are wordy and has faults...

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19 May 2011, 05:51
A. Wrong = Northern Europeans were not eaten in Mediterranean countries
B. Wrong = Same reason as for A
C. Correct = What was eaten , tomoto; who assumed tomoto to have posionous propery: northern europeans
D. Wrong = tomoto was not suspicious of anyone
E. Wrong = wrong sentence consturction...northern europeans are referrred to as it
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24 May 2011, 07:29
C. "Who" Properly refers to northern Europeans

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24 May 2011, 08:24
C, for they assumed can be replaced with who assumed..

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30 May 2011, 16:20
A.Haung wrote:
271. Eaten in the Mediterranean countries, northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they assumed it had poisonous properties because of its relationship to deadly nightshade.
(A) northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they
(B) northern Europeans were suspicious of the tomato, and they
(C) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, who
(D) the tomato was suspicious to northern Europeans, and it was
(E) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, it being

A/B - wrong modifier
C - "who" correctly modifies Europeans
D - Tomato was suspicious to europeans...incorrect idiom...you can be suspicious OF someone...not suspicious TO someone
E -it being makes the sentence awkward and wordy

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31 May 2011, 20:58
Step 1:
2/3 split between (A,B) and (C,D,E). Eliminate (A,B) because "northern europeans" are not eaten but "tomatoes" are eaten.

Step 2:
Among (C,D,E), we can eliminate D because it changes the meaning.

Step 3:
Between C and E, option C is the better with "who" whereas "it being" is redundant with non-underlined part.

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15 Jul 2011, 04:17
C as "The tomato" correctly modifies Eaten. Who correctly defines Northern Europeans and completes the sentence logically.

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16 Jul 2011, 21:45
C best describes the europeans and has proximity to the pronoun for it.

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17 Jul 2011, 20:23
Another C. A and B has modifier problem, E has being, and D changes the meaning of the sentence.

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19 Jul 2011, 16:13
A.Haung wrote:
271. Eaten in the Mediterranean countries, northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they assumed it had poisonous properties because of its relationship to deadly nightshade.
(A) northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they
(B) northern Europeans were suspicious of the tomato, and they
(C) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, who
(D) the tomato was suspicious to northern Europeans, and it was
(E) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, it being

The first part of the sentence, "Eaten in the Mediterranean countries", requires that the next part should refer to whatever it is that is being eaten. So, A and B are out.
"suspicious to" is incorrect and "it" following the "and" is incorrect in usage as well. D is out.
"it being assumed it had" - the two its confound what they each refer to. Also, one of the "it"s (the first one, most likely) should refer to the northern Europeans - which is also incorrect usage. E is out.

C is clear and is my choice too.

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01 Feb 2015, 21:21
A.Haung wrote:
271. Eaten in the Mediterranean countries, northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they assumed it had poisonous properties because of its relationship to deadly nightshade.
(A) northern Europeans viewed the tomato with suspicion, for they
(B) northern Europeans were suspicious of the tomato, and they
(C) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, who
(D) the tomato was suspicious to northern Europeans, and it was
(E) the tomato was viewed with suspicion by northern Europeans, it being

Ans C, who is the right modifier.

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